adjective Date: 1567 marked by insolence and bold disrespect <
brazen-faced assertions

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • brazen-faced — brazen facedly /bray zeuhn fay sid lee, fayst /, adv. /bray zeuhn fayst /, adj. openly shameless; impudent. [1565 75] * * * …   Universalium

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  • brazen-faced — a. Bold, impudent, assuming, forward, pert, saucy, brazen. See brassy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • brazen-faced — bra′zen faced adj. openly shameless; impudent • Etymology: 1565–75 …   From formal English to slang

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  • brazen — adj. & v. adj. 1 (also brazen faced) flagrant and shameless; insolent. 2 made of brass. 3 of or like brass, esp. in colour or sound. (foll. by out) face or undergo defiantly. Phrases and idioms: brazen it out be defiantly unrepentant under… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • brazen — [[t]bre͟ɪz(ə)n[/t]] brazens, brazening, brazened ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their behaviour as brazen, you mean that they are very bold and do not care what other people think about them or their behaviour. They re quite brazen about… …   English dictionary

  • brazen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. shameless, impudent. See impudence, courage. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Impudent] Syn. audacious, impertinent, forward, shameless; see rude 2 . 2. [Made of brass] Syn. brass, bronze, brassy, brass… …   English dictionary for students

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